University of Utah Health Respiratory Care Practitioner in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for supervising daily operations of Respiratory Services and providing respiratory care to patients. Responsibilities include daily staff assignments, conducting performance evaluations, conflict resolution and program development. Ensures compliance to regulations and addresses department questions and concerns.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


  • Performs all aspects of human resource management of assigned staff.

  • Analyzes and determines appropriate staff-mix to support patient or customer needs.

  • Ensures compliance to regulations and inspections and implements necessary changes.

  • Conducts training and staff meetings.

  • Provides direct patient services in accordance with the individual’s education and licensure.

  • Maintains equipment and orders supplies within department budget.

  • Works with assessment team to recommend and ensure proper respiratory care treatments.

  • May perform ECGs, ABGs venipuncture, and other pulmonary or cardiovascular procedures as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.




  • Bachelor’s degree in related area of assignment or equivalency.

  • Two years of progressively more responsible health care experience.

Licenses Required

  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current licensure to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support card and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Card or obtain one within one month of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25186

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Evening

Work Schedule Varied

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes


State UT


Category Respiratory Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.